Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, April 30, 1903, Image 6

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    Sunny Bank Farm
F.r away anions tij New England
- t:HJ:!i4-a 4'irf--e!4 fri!iiii'ii farm
1 iiiisc, around whose hearth stoue not
n.any years agone a band of merry, noisy
children played myself the merriest,
noisiest of them all. It stood upon an
:;i!..e;iee overlooking a broad strip of
ru!!iijr meadow land, at the extremity of
which was the old gray rock, where the
Fii!d"!t rod and sassafras grew, where the
Kiv-!t ivy crept over the crumbling wall,
ami where, under the shadow of the
t.. m iipple tree, we ttnilt our play
luj lists, drinking our tua from the a com
rowers, and (minting our dolls' tnnie
v-jth the red juice of the poke berries,
which grew there in great abundance.
Just opposite our house, and across the
preea meadow, was a shady grove, where,
in t he spring time, the singing birds
made their nests, and where, when the
breath of winter was on the Know-clad
hills. Liz-tie, Carrie and I. and our taller,
itronger brothers dragged our sleds, dash
ing swiftly down the steep hill, and away
over the ice-covered valley below. Truly,
our was a joyous childhood, and ours
a happy home; for never elsewhere fell
the summer's golden sunlight so softly,
and never was mii.sic sweeter than was
the murmur of the dancing water brook
which ran past our door, and down the
Jong green lane, losing itself at last in the
dim old woods, which stretched away to
the westward, seeming to my cbildieh im
agination the boundary line between this
world and the next.
, In the deep shadow of those woods I
liave sat alone for many an hour, watch
ing the white, feathery clouds as they
glimmered through the dense foliage,
aLd musing, I scarcely knew of vhut.
'Strange fancies filled my brain, and
i&ftentinies, as I sat there in the hazy
ilight of an autumnal afternoon, there
tame and talked with me myriads of lit
ale people, unseen, it is true, but trtiii
real to me. There, on a mossy bank, I
ffelt the first longings for fame, though
jl did not thus designate it then. I only
knew that I wanted a name which should
'live when I was gone a name of which,
jmy mother should be proud. It had been
ito me a day of peculiar trial. At sch'Ril
everything had gone wrong. I preferred
tilling my slate with verses, instead of
proving on it that four times twenty were
eighty, and that eighty, divided by twen
ty, equaled four, and my teacher must
needs find fault with me, calling me
"lazy," and compelling ne to sit between
two hateful boys, with warty hands, who
amused themselves by telling me how big
my eyes and feet were. 1 hardly think
'l should now mind that mode of punish
ment, provided I could choose the boys,
,but I did then; and in the worst of hu
mors, I started for home, where other
annoyances awaited me. Sally, the house
maid, scolded me for upsetting a pan of
milk on her clean pantry shelf, calling
me "the carelessest young one she ever
saw," and predicting that "I'd one day
come to the gallus if I didn't mend my
ways." (
Juliet, my oldest sister, scolded me for
wearing, without her consent, her shell
side comb, which, in climbing through a i
hole in the plastering of the school house,
l accidentally broke. Grandmother
Scolded me for mounting to the top of her '
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in tbem; and to crown ail, when toward '
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sunset. I came in from a romp iti tbe
.TV TtyZhV1 fl5"n a" "ver j
split from the top downward, and my
sun bonnet hangiug down my back, my
mother reproved me severely, telling me
I was "a sight to behold." My heart
came up in my throat, and with the an
gry response that "I couldn't help my
looks I didn't make myself," I started
through the door, and running down the
long lane to the grape viue, my favorite
resort, I threw myself upon the ground
and burying my face in the tall grass,
wept bitterly, wishing I had never been
born, or, being born, that the ban of ugli
ness were not upon me.
t Mother doesn't lore me, I thought
nobody loves me; and then I wished that
I could die, for I had heard that the I'Tat
dead of a family, no matter how unpre
possessing they had been in life, were
sure to be the best beloved in the mem
ory of the living. To die, then, that I
might be loved, was all I asked for, ns
I lay there weeping alone, and thinking
in my childish grief that never before
was a girl, nine summers old, so wretch
ed as myself. And then I fell asleep,
unconscious that the daylight was fast
declining, and that the heavy dew was
falling upon my uncovered head.
Meantime, at home many inquiries
were being made concerning my wh'-re-tibouts,
and when, at last, night came
on and I was still away, my oldest broth
er was sent in quest of me. I wag just
dreaming that the trumpet of fame was
sounding forth my name, when, ala!
1 awoke to find it waa only brother Chur
lie. making the woods resound with
"Kosa Lee! Where are you? Why dou't
you anawer?" He stumbled over me as
I lay. Seizing me by the shoulder, be
exclaimed, "Yoo are a pretty bird, ccar
Ing " out of a year' growth. Mothsr'll
scold you well fat thU."
Bat he was mistaken, for mother's
manner toward me was greatly changed.
The torn apron and the chewed bonnet
strings were all forgotten, and in the
kindest tone she asked, "If I were not
cold, and why ( went to sleep on tbe
grass." There were tears in my eyes, but
1 winked hard and forced them back,
until Lizxic brought me a piece of ens
lard pie my apeclal favorite which,
she said, "she had saved for me, because
she knew how much I lored it."
Thw was tno'ninch, and sitting Iowa
fi riirr'w's little chair, I cried aloud, si.y
ii in reply to the oft-repeated questions
u lo what ailed me, that "I didn't know,
nly I was so glad."
"Hyatericky a witch." wa Sally's
jkarartertatlc comment an sar atranga be
tavlar: at the aanta tiaM aft aaggnrtad
ftct 1 ha pot to bad.
That atgnt I wae tirad aad raatiaas.
ibratac naallt npaa ray atUaw, ponh-
k tJaaiYa ana .fro mf aaak, baeaoae
ka aw from femathtag, aad lying
awaka aattl I beard tha las clack In
strike Osa hew af
aea hi a
made me moan in my sleep, and that
mother, attracted by the sound, cann to
tiy side, - feeiing my pulse, and saying,
"What ails you, Rosa?" "There was
nothing ailed me," I said; but in the
morning when I awoke, the pain was
still there, though I would not acknowl
edge it, for scarcely anything could tempt
me to stay away from school; so nt tbe
usual hour I started, but the road was
long and wearisome, and twice I sat down
to rest. Arrived at school, everything
seemed strange, and when Maria, the
girl who shared my desk, produced a love
letter from Tom Jenkins, which she had
found on my side of the desk, and in
which he made a formal offer of biiu-lf,
freckles and all, I did not even smile.
Taking my book, I attempted to study,
but the words rati together, the objects
in the room chased each other in circles,
the teaehed seemed to be a great way off.
while between her and me was a gather
ing darkness which soon shut out every
object from my view.
For a few moments all was confusion,
and when at last my faculties returned
I was lying on the recitation bench, my
head resting in the teacher's lap, while
my hair find dress were so wet that J
fancied I'd been out in a drenching
shower. Everybody was so kind and
spoke so softly to me that, with a vague
impression that something had happen
ed, I began to cry. Just then father, who
had been sent for, appeared, and taking
me in his arms, started for home, while
Lizzie followed. -At the door father
asked of mother, who met us, "Where
shall I put her?" but ere she could reply,
I said, "On grandmother's bed."
And there, among the soft pillows nnd
snowy linen, on which ! had often look
ed with almost envious eyes, and which
now seemed so much to rest me, 1 was
laid. Of the weary weeks which follow
ed, I have otdy a confused recollection.
I know that the room was darkened as
far as possible, and that before the win
dow at the foot of the bed, grandma's
black shawl was hung, one corner being
occasionally pinned back when more light
was needed. They sent to Spencer for
Dr. Lamb, who, together with Or. Grif
fin, held a council over me, and said
that I must die. I saw mother when they
told her. Hhe turned pale as death, and
with a cry of anguish pressed her hand
upon her side; but she did not weep. I
wondered at it then, and thought he
cured less than Lizzie, who sat at the
foot of the bed, sobbing so loudly that
the fever burned more fiercely in my
veins, and the physician said it must not
be; she must leave the room, or keep
.It was Monday, and a few hours af
terward, as Bally was passing the door
grandma handed her my dirty, crumpled
sun bonnet, bidding her wash it and put
it away. Sally's voice trembled as she
replied, "No, no: leave it as it is: for
when she's gone, nothing will look so
much like her as that jammed bonnet
with its chewed-up strings."
A gush of tears was grandma's only
answer; and after I got well. I found
the bonnet carefully rolled up in a sheet
of clean white paper and laid away in
Sally's drawer. There were days and
,h i. , tl V,,,.. V T ' , 1
Ulen Wllu the vague feeling of one awak-
ingiits or entire unconsciousness,
citing irom a long, disturbed s een I
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awoke again to Lie and reason. Hie
wiDduw, of ww ,. 'e
"thout, I heard the patter of fheVep
temher rnirr. and tbe sound of the -
tumnal wind as it swept past the house.
Gathered at my side were my father,
mother, brothers, sisters, grandmother;
and all, as my eyes rested upon their
faces, I thought, were paler and more
careworn than when I last looked upon
them. Something, too, in their dress dis
turbed me; but, before I could speak, a
voice which I knew to be I)r. Griifln's,
said, "She is better: she will live."
The fourth day after the crisis I was
alone with Lizzie, whom, for a long time,
I importuned to give me a mirror that
I could see myself once more, yielding
at length to my entreaties, she handed
me a small looking glass a wedding jrift
to my grandmother and with the con
soling remark that "I wouldn't always
If ok so," awaited the result. I am older
than I was then, but even now I ?aunot
repress a smile as I bring before my wind
the shorn bead, the wasted face with
high cheek bones, and the big blue eyes,
in which there was a look of "crazy
.Hal." which met my view. W ith the an
gry exclamation, "They'll hate me worse
than ever, I'm so ugly," I dashed the
mirror upon the floor, breaking it iu a
thousand pieces. Lizzie knew what I
meant, and twining her arms about m
neck, she said, "ln't talk so, Kosa; we
love you dearly, and it almost killed us
when we thought you couldn't live. Von
know big meu never cry, and pa the least
of all. Why, he didn't shed a tei-
when lit "'
Here she stopped suddenly, os if on a
forbidden subject; but soon resuming tbe
conversation, she continued: "But the
day iJr. Lamb was here and told ns you
would die, be was out under the cherry
tree by our play house, and when Carrie
asked him if you'd never play there any
more, he didn't answer, bat turned bis
face toward tbe barn and cried so hard
and so loud that grandma came out and
pitied him, smoothing hia hair Just like
be was a little boy. Brother. Charlie, too,
lay right down on the grass, and said he'd
give everything he'd got if he'd never
called you "bung-eyed," nor made fun of
you, for he loved you best of all. Then
there wni poor Jamie kept calling for
Here Lizzie broke down entirely, say
ing, "1 can't tell you any more; don't
ask me."
, Huddenly it occurred to me that I bad
neither seen nor beard littlo Jnmb. the
youngest of as all, the pet and darling of
our household. Rapidly my thought
traversed the paat. "Jamie wss dead!"
I did not need that Lizzie should tell me
so. I knew rt was true; and when tbe
first great shock was over, 1 noesiloTicd
bar of hia death, how and when It oc
curred. It seams that I was at first taken
with scarlet few, which soon assumed
another form, bat not until it had com
m an lea ted Itself to Jamie, who, after a
few days' aetiog, had died. 1 had ever
been hia favorite, aad to the last lie had
tailed f er ase te aaaae; tay grandmother,
' with the superstition natural to her rge,
construing It into an omen that I was
soon to follow him.
j I'esolute and dreary seemed the house;
1 and when I was able to go from room
to room, oh! how my heart ached I
' missed the prattle of our baby boy. Away
to the garret, w here no one could see it,
they had carried his empty cradle; but 1
sought it out; and as I thought of the
soft, brown curls I had so often seen
resting there, and would never see again,
I sat down by its side and wept most
bi;ter!y. The withered, yellow leave of
autumn wre falling upon hia grave ere
I was able to visit it, aad at its head
stood a simple stone, on which was in
scribed, . "Our Jaiiiie." As -1 . leaned
against the cold marble, and in fancy
saw by its side what had well-nigh been
another mound, and another stone,
bearing upon it the name of "Rosa," I
involuntarily shuddered; while from my
heart there went up a silent thanksgiv
ing that God, in flis wise providence,
i had ordered it otherwise.
! From that sickness I date a more
j healthful state of mind and feeling, and
though I still shrunk from any allusion
to my personal appearance. I never again
doubted the love of those who had mani
fested so much solicitude fT me when
iil, and who watched over me so tender
ly during the period of my convalescence,
which was long and wearisome, for the
snows of an early winter lay upon the
frozen ground ere 1 was well enough to
take my ai-customed place in the Id
brown school bouse at the foot of the
long hill.
Thanksgiving! How many reminis
cences of the olden time does that word
call lip, when sons and daughters, Ihey
who had wandered far and wide, wli.ise
locks, once brown ami shining with the
sunlight of youth, now give tokens that
tbe autumnal frosts of lite are falling
slowly upon them, return once more to
the old hearth stone, and, for a brief
space, grow young again amid tbe fes
tive scenes of Thanksgiving day.
I shall not speak of our feelings as we
missed our baby brother, for (hey who
have lost from their fireside an active,
playful child, understand far better than
I can describe, the loneliness.' the 'long
ing for something gone, which becon
almost a part of their being, although
at times they may seem to forget. Chil
dren's grief j.-i seldom as lasting as that
of mature years; and hence it is not
strange if I sometimes forget my aorr-jw
in the joyous anticipation of Thanksgiv
ing day. which was then to me but an
other name for plum puddings, chicken
pies, meeting dresses, morocco shoes, city
cousins, a tire in the parlor, and last
though not least, the privilege of sitting
at the first table, and using grandma's
six tiny silver spoons, with the initials
of her maiden name marked upon them.
On such occasions my thoughts inva
riably took a leap backward, and looking
at grandma s wrinkled face and wh'te,
shining hair. 1 would wonder if she ever
were young like me; and if, being young,
she swung on gates or climbed trees, i nd
walked the great beams, as 1 did. Thn,
with another bound, my thoughts would
penetrate the future when I, a dig'iified
grandmother, should recline m my arm
chair, stately and stiff, tn my heavy satin
and silver gray, while my oklest eon, a
man just my father's size, should render
me all the homage and respect due to one
of my age. I!y myself, too, I had several
times tried on grandma's clothes, specta
cles, cap and all; and then, seated iu her
chair, with the big Bible in my lap, I
had expounded Scripture to the imag
inary children around me, frequently irp
rimanding Itosa for her inattention, ask
ing her what "she thought would become
of her if she didn't stop wriggling so in
her chair, and learn 'the chief end of
man.' "
The Thanksgiving succeeding Jamie's
death and my own recovery from sick
ness great preparations were made, it
being confidently expected that my fath
er's brother, who lived in Boston, would
be with us. together with his wife, a lady
whose reputation for sociability and suav
ity of manners was, with us, rather be
low par. She was my uncle's second
wife, and rumor said that neither
himself nor bis home was as coniforta
blt as they ouce bad been. From the
same reliable source, too, we learned that
she breakfasted in her own room at ten,
dined at three, made or received calls un
til six, went to parties, soirees, or tbe
theater in the evening, and aeldoni got
to bed until two o'clock in the morning;
a mode of living which was pronounced
little better than heathenish by grandma.
Mother, who was more discreet, very
wiaely advised her not to Interfere with
the arranfiements of ber daughter-in-
law. "It would do no good," she said,
"and might possibly make matters
worse." I'nlike most old people, grand
ma was not very much set in her own
wsy, and to mother's suggestion she re
plied that, "Mebhy she shouldn't say any
thing; 'twould depend on bow many airs
Charlotte put on."
To me the expected visit was a sore
trial; for, notwithstanding my chi-eks
and neck were rounder and fuller than
they had ever been, my head, with its
young crop of short, stiff hair, was a er
rible annoyance, and more than once I
tad cried ss I saw in Lmcy the derisive
smile with which my dreaded aunt Char
lotte was sure to greet me. At Isst sister
Anna, who possessed a great deal of
taste in such matters, and wlo onght to
have been a milliner, contrived for tbe
"picked chicken," as she called me, a
black laee cap, which fitted me so well,
and was so vastly becoming, that I lost
all my fears, and, child-like, began to
count the days which must elapse beforp
I could wear It.
Meantime, in the kitchen there was n
loud rattling of dishes, a beating of eggs,
and calling for wood, with which to heat
the great brick oven, grandma having
pronounced tbe stove unfit for baking a
Thanksgiving dinner. From the cornfield
behind the barn a golden pumpkin, four
times larger than my head and about the
same color, was gathered, and aft-r be
ing brought to thi! bouse, was pared,
cut f)(M-n, scraped and sliced Into o lit
tle tin kettle with a copper bottom, where
for hours it stewed and sputtered, filling
the atmosphere with a fiiint, sickly odor,
which I think was the main cause of (he
severe headache I took to bed with me.
Mother, on the contrary, differed from
me, she associated It In some way with
tbe rapid disappearance of the raisins,
cinnamon, sugar and so forth, which. In
sundry brown papers, lay open upon the
The nest morning. Just ss the 4rt
grsr streaks of daylight were appearing
in tbe east, I swoke, fimling, to my rrent
joy, tbst my headache was gone. Rising
upon my elbow and leaning far out of
hed. 1 Auabed o:d j tbe strined wrLua i
which shaded the w indow, and lookln
j out upon tbe ground below, saw, to n J
j utter dismay, that it was covered ivitlf
snow. To me there is nothing pleasant h
( a snow storm, a snow bank or a snow
I cloud; and when a child, I used to think
j that with the fall of the first flake thcra
came over my spirits a chill, which wa
; not removed nntil the spring time, when,
with its cause, it melted away; and even
now, when, with my rubber loot, I darn
brave any drift not more than five feet
four inches high, I cannot say that 1
hare any particular love for snow; and
as from toy window I watch the descent
of the feathery flakes, I always feel i.n
irresistible desire to make at them wry
facea4ny favorite srthoi of showing
my dislike. On the morning of which 1
have spoken, I vented my displeasure In
tne usual way, and then I fell iu a
deep sleep, from which I was nx h.l
awakened by tbe loud shouts e my
brothers, who. In the meadow across the
road, were pelting each other with Halls,
occasionally rolling over in the pure,
white snow, which they bailed as an old
and well-loved friend.
(To be continued.)
Failing; Eyesight Not a Resalt of Cl
In our issues of March 8 nml April
5, 1!K)2, tip noticed the ne wsiiiiticrish
delusion that Tilling eyesight is a re
sult of civilization, and that the proof
of thin Is the increased use of spectac
les, says American Medicine. W
said that the nafTt'oii-colun'il medical
journals would soon be ectioiug this
nonsense. I'll Is ling come true, :iml
we re.nl In our contemporaries that
"failing eyesight Is the deplorable and
unit voidable concomitant feature f
advanced civilization," that the habit
of wearing glasses Is the proof of thi.s,
a habit growinpr not only in Germany,
but all over the world, and that gai
and electric light have much, to do
with this eyesight failure, possibly,
also, dust and fog, and traveling under
ground. The cure advocated Is that
"an Individual should avoid poring
over small print by artificial light, ex
cept when absolutely necessary."
Poor ncwKpapcnJom. To write with
out thinking, without any knowledge
of the facts and without Keeking any
knowledge, Is so easy that, In tho
stilted language quoted, It seems "a
deplorable but unavoidable concomi
tant feature of advanced civilization."
A little time aso this same writer ex
plained that ths illhealth of Carlylo
was due to "the Insanitary, and seden
tary existence he led." He did not
care to learn that Carlyle's "exist
ence" was not Insanitary and abso
lutely not sedentary, because he ex
ereised in the opt n air the greater part
of the walking portion of every day.
In the same way our contemporary
advises the use of the rushlights and
tallow dips of our ancestors Instead
of our superior gas and electric lights.
Spectacles, we may add, are not a
proof of failing eyesight, as there Is
no scientific proof whatsoever that the
eyesight of civilized people is failing,
and there Is every reason to believe
that It Is Improving. If there were
proof of falling eyesight the cure for
It is not to "avoid the poring," but to
get proper spectacles for the "poror."
Expedition Work.
"Now cast your eye upon this tahl.
cloth," continued the experienced trav
eler. "The cloth was large enough for
twenty-four covers. It had a hem of
drawn work a third of a yard wide,
and the rest of the surface, exccptii;
the Rpaces left for candelabra, was
covered with embroidery, which stood
up half an inch or more. There were
twenty-four napkins, a yard square,
with hems of solid embroidery. That
cloth was ordered by somebody and
never taken," said she. "The original
price was two hundred and fifty dollars,
and I got It for seventy-five. The nap
kins I ordered, and had to pay twenty,
five dollars apiece for them. The set Is
worth two thousand In this country.
Japanese merchants are enterprising,
and are not ashamed to seek patronage.
When you laud at Yokohama you will
find the corridors of the hotel lined
with Chinamen, runners from the
dressmaking houses. They give you
their cards, come to your rooms to g'-t
your orders and give you fittings, and
the next day they will send the dress
home, Jack ordered a broadcloth suit,
with a frock coat, and It fitted him bet
ter than any he ever had In his life. It
cost him fifteen dollars and It wag ng
good as any suit Tie ever paid eighty
dollars for on Fifth avenue."
Peanut Therapeutic.
The peanut cure for consumption Is
widely known and believed In. Now a
Roxborotigh man cornea forward with
a peanut cure for Insomnia. lie says
of it: "I bad been a poor sleeper for
five years. Finally, at the suggestion
of a vegetarian, I tried the peanut.
On my first attack of Insomnia I ate
fifty, masticating them very thorough
ly. While taking this large dose, I felt
a gradual drowsiness stealing over me,
They bave never failed of their effect"
Philadelphia Record. -
Clever Blreet Nlgns.
Home of the artistic street signs now
on exhibition In Tarls are clever. One
of them Is by Gerome, who exhibits a
sign for an optician's shop. It repre
sents a Yorkshire terrier standing on
Its hind legs and wearing eyeglasses.
It bears the label, "O pli clen," which
Is a good French pun for "Oh, liltlo
Population of Malta.
Malta la tbe moat thickly populated
Island In the world. It has 1,310 and
I'.nrbadoes 1 ,0T4 peop'e to the square
Hcsndal Never Dies. We recently
beard a woman recalling a story that
waa forty-eight years old. (The old
onea will wonder If this la "on" them.)
It Is usually aafe to avoid
ummnU mm tmmm. tale nslvfaw
C; ; : ' ' ' '
Hint to Clrls.
Bedspreads of net are especially
dainty and airy for summer bedrooms.
Upholsterers show a heavy variety of
the net for this purpose wlhch Is rath
er o&rse-ciesheuV -The spread should
be large enough to fall over the bed
on three sides and just clear the floor
when finished; It should have an edge
of heavy Russian lace 4 or 5 Inches
wide . If liked, a ruffle or valance of
the net may be put around the bed,
the laee-edged spread to fall over It.
These spreads Hre often used over an
under piece of colored sateen, green,
rose or yellow.
To supplement the services of a
small writing desk a deep shirred bag
of heavy silk or of velveteen may be
fitted and attached below the table of
the desk. This Is useful to hold let
ters, etc.
A delicious tea enke that may easily
give your "5 o'cloeks" a deserved rep
utation Is thus mude: Ii'-stTve the
white of one of six eggs, beating the
yolks to a stiff froth: add five ounces
of sugar and the same quantity of al
monds that have been blanched and
pounded fine Iu a mortar, with three
ounces of flour, the grated rind of half
a lemon," one ounce of orange pool cut
very fine, a dust of ground cloves, and
half a teaspoonful of cinnamon. Flmil-
MRS. H. A.
Mrs. Phillips was recently elected
ly the single beaten white la quickly
stirred In and the cake linked in small
round pans. Harper's I'.uzar.
Keatity, "1 art an 1 tiroce.
Mrs. Laurence Towns'-nd. wife of
the UuJted Stairs minister to Belgium,
is one of the most popular-American
women In Europe.
Recently while on
a visit to England
she was a guest of
the King and
Queen, whose ad
miration and high
esteem she posses
sen, and later hi
Ijouduu she scor
ed success as a
musician. She Is
mils. l. Towsst nd a composer of no
mean ability and play the piano well.
Mrs. Townscml Is a native of Phila
delphia. She possesses beauty, tact
and grace and la popular In the diplo
matic set at the Hclglan capital. Hue
takes a deep Interest In struggling
American musicians abroad and has
often helped them In tbe line of their
studies and In oilier ways. Her home
In Brussels Is famous for Its hospital
ity, tbe brilliancy and wit of the host
ess attracting to It noted personages.
Among her particular friends In high
places are the Prince and Princess
of Pless.
We,l I nit Ktiqnette.
If you cannot be present at the wed
ding reception of your friend you
should send your cards to the bride
and bridegroom and also to the bride's
parents, or to whoever Invited you to
the wedding reception. If you atteud
the reception you should leave your
cards at the house. Hhould tbe bride
groom be an Intimate friend it would
be both kindly and courteous to send
A present to the brldo not rieeesarilj
an expensive glft-with a note of eon
gratulatlon and good wishes.
It Is not necessary for the bride to
provide carriages for the guests at the
wedding unless the guests come from
a long distance, and carriages must
meet train. Itrldal veils should alwsys
tie worn unless a bride wears a travel
ing costume. Tulle veils.absolutely plain
or finished with lace, are the most be
coming of all. The veil should lie long
enough to reach wltbln a short dls
ta nee of the hem of the skirt. It Is al
ways a little difflcult to arrange for a
bridal procession when there la a maid
of honor and only one Iwldeeaat4. at
In older to mark tha distinct ha
tween the two the bridesmaid should
enter the room first, followed by tha
maid of honor and then the bride with
her father, or whoever is to give her
away. As in a church wedding, the
ushers Jiead the .bridaLproftresashia,.
Health and Braulj Hint.
A hot strained Infusion of cam
omile flowers Is useful as a lotion
when the eyelids are inflamed.
Cold cream rubbed around the nails
will counteract the tendency to crack
and will keep tbe skin around the nails
soft and fresh-looking.
To cure conn take white-pine tur
pentine, spread a plaster, apply to the
corn and allow It to stay on until the
corn cornea off Itself. Repeat this
several limes.
For chapped Hps wring a soft linen
cloth out of hot water la which a little
borax has been dissolved and press
to the mouth, repealing the operation
several times daily.
A good remedy for sleeplessness Is
to wet a towel and apply It to tbe
back of the neck, pressing- It up to
ward the base of the brain, .and fasten
ing over this a dry cloih to prevent
too rapid evaporation. The effect will
be found prompt and pleasant, cool
ing the brain and Inducing a sweet
president of the Chicago Culture Club.
and peaceful slumber. Warm water Is
better than cold for the purpose. This
remedy will prove useful to people
suffering from overwork, excitement
or anxiety.
Children in schools should be care
fully watched In order to guard against
troubles with the eyes, as shortsight
edness Is becoming yearly a more com
mon defect. They should not bo al.
lowed to hold tbe books nearer tha
eyes than fourteen Inches, and must
not stoop over their work.
Tbe "no soap-on-the-face" fad would
win more adherents If so many of Its
advocates did not carry on their faces
more or less blackheads tbe very
thing that cohl vater and "no soap"
are supposed to banish. There are
without doubt some skins so tender
that a smart scrub with a brush, warm
water and soap roughens and breaks
them. There are also many young
women living In the country who have
charming complex ons notwithstanding
that cold water and hard water at
that Is their only cosmetic. It la
plain, however, that for most women
who live In a Iarga town, where dust
and grime are rampant, soap In some
form is a necessity If they would keep
t .elr faces clean. Plentiful bathing
with cold water after the face bath
with complexion brush and soap Is a
necessity, but taken by Itself It gen
erally works mischief.
Katr Way to Clean Ifonse.
A systematic way of cleaning avoids
confusion and at the same time makes
the work much lighter. For Instance,
one or two days can be devoted to
the cleaning of beds; another day to
the cleaning of windows and taking
down the soiled draperies which ran
be washed and Ironed on the following
day. After this Is done, a day should
be set apart for the brushing down of
walls and freeing pictures and mir
rors from dust and dirt. This work
can be followed by what Is necessary
In tbe way of whitewashing, papering
and painting. Then coim the floors.
If you are fortunate enough to have
I hem polished or painted, a day can
be utilized In having them claaaed and
freshened. Where carpets ar used
It Is aa cU ant Idea to hare them
taken op aad porlfled from tha wla
tefa dirt. The expeaaa la as Unas
and It give the aatUtaatiaa tfceu eaVs
bouee la mora sweet aad haakhfat
Aa eUetrle amrfat haahsr to to afte
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